Archives for Best Web OpEds

August 2011

Wednesday, August 31:

Ari Berman: The GOP War on Voting

Matt Taibbi: GOP Hearts End-Times Insanity

John Smith: Sabotage of the US Educational System, by Paolo Lionni

Taylorism, Progressivism, and Rule by Experts

Tuesday, August 30:

Frank Rich: Ten Years After September 11 -- The 9/11 Decade

Did Wikileaks Leak Informant Names in Latest Cables? Or Is Mainstream Media Just Parroting Itself?

David Corn: Cheney Book: Photoshopping Plamegate

Bachmann talks to God -- again

Monday, August 29:

Is Ron Paul being ignored? (2 comments)

Bush's Unanswered 9/11 Questions (1 comments)

Craig Murray: NATO's Orwellian Twist in Libya

Let Us Pray: May Rick Perry Evolve

Paul Krugman: Republicans Against Science (5 comments)

Sunday, August 28:

John Smith: The Conspirators' History of Western Civilization, by Thomas Walter Chittum (1 comments)

Maureen Dowd: Darth Vader Vents (1 comments)

John Smith: 34 Pieces Of Evidence That Prove That The Middle Class In America Is Rapidly Shrinking

Saturday, August 27:

Nicholas Kristof: Did We Drop the Ball on Unemployment? (3 comments)

"Torchwood' Gives Glimpse of Eternal Life (1 comments)

Michael Winship: Rick Perry's Texas Delusion

Mark Follman: What Really Happened in the Bin Laden Raid?

Kevin Drum: Shooting Yourself in the Foot as Political Strategy

A Letter to the Editor, by Regan McCarthy (3 comments)

All the Protesting for Naught? Welcome to Tar Sands Nation

Is Thom Hartmann the Progressive Answer to Conservative Dominance of Talk-Radio? (19 comments)

Why Rick Perry Would Put the World on a Fast Track to Total Meltdown

Charles M. Blow: Failing Forward

Friday, August 26:

Tasting the Chinese Warmth - Frontier Post

Martin Luther King Jr. Would Want a Revolution, Not a Memorial (3 comments)

Why are we subverting the Constitution in the name of security?

Paul Krugman: Bernanke's Perry Problem

John Smith: The Proposed UN Small Arms Treaty; pushed by Hillary Clinton, by Adrian Krieg

JPMorgan paying $88.3M over violations of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators & Global Terrorism Sanctions Regulat (1 comments)

Sheila Dean: FOIA requests reveal FBI surveillance of online newssite,

FDL: Captive Labor Is The New Corporate Exploited Resource

Thursday, August 25:

NATO nations set to reap spoils of Libya war -Shabi

Matt Taibbi: Obama Goes All Out For Dirty Banker Deal

Obama's Responsibility to Protect is a License to Kill - In Libya, Haiti and Beyond, by B.A.R. Executive Editor Glen For (2 comments)

Wednesday, August 24:

Pepe Escobar: Disaster capitalism swoops over Libya

Brian Becker: The Truth About the Situation in Libya (2 comments)

Lawrence Wright: Assessing Rick Perry

The Hijacking of a Dream: The Need to Reclaim Dr. King's Legacy

Mark Morford: How to eat a dead terrorist

Hope Is Better Than Fear (3 comments)

Tuesday, August 23:

Rick Perry For President? The Man With Blood On His Hands!

Eugene Robinson: The GOP is fed up with its choices (1 comments)

Stephen Glain: The Empire at Dusk (1 comments)

Hey MSNBC: Ditch the weekend trash shows

John Smith: Demystifying China and U.S. debt

Corporate Interests Threaten Children's Welfare -JOEL BAKAN

Monday, August 22:

Dateline, Aug 22, 2011: Time to End NATO's War in Libya, by Dennis Kucinich

Rick Perry's Donors Reap Benefits From Texas State Aid -NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and MICHAEL LUO

John Smith: Global Warming Could Prompt Alien Attack: NASA, By Elvira Veksler (1 comments)

E.J. Dionne Jr. -- Obama: Go big, long and global

Sunday, August 21:

Strange Death of American Revolution, by Jada Thacker

Is Sarah Palin going to announce she's running for president on September 3?

Al Hunt: Super PACs Line Their Coffers for 2012 Battle

John Smith: Barack Obama is powerless: he might as well bask on the beach,

Saturday, August 20:

Obama bans war criminals, except our own

Charles M. Blow: Obama in the Valley (2 comments)

Despite Outward Similarities, Perry and Bush Keep Their Distance

Perry: King of the Know-Nothings

Michele Bachmann says the Soviet Union is a threat to America

Why 'Constitutional Conservatives' Like Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry Have No Respect for the Constitution

Friday, August 19:

Cuba in the Crosshairs, by Noam Chomsky (1 comments)

"A Declaration of War on the Poor": The Cornel West and Tavis Smiley Poverty Pimp Tour - African American Pundit

Brazil is Half Brown, But Has No Brown-Skinned Women Among 27 Miss Brazil 2011 Candidates - Holland

Joe Conason: What Obama Should Learn From Wisconsin

Eugene Robinson: Where's the Syria plan? (1 comments)

Thursday, August 18:

Tea Party: Is It the Christian Right in Disguise?

Rick Perry's War With the Bushies: Why Karl Rove Is Fighting His 2012 Bid

The Interview With Van Jones on Common Dreams

The explosive truth behind Fukushima's meltdown (1 comments)

'US, an invader in savior's disguise'

E.J. Dionne, Jr -- The GOP's summer of discontent

Matt Damon for president? (26 comments)

Bye-Bye MINUSTAH! By Dady Chery

Forget the Hoax, Ron Paul is a Presidential Frontrunner - Watson and Jones

Dateline: Aug 17, 2011: San Francisco Area's BART Pulls a Muburak, by Amy Goodman (3 comments)

Obama's bloody "endgame" in Afghanistan

Matt Taibbi: Is the SEC Covering Up Wall Street Crimes? (1 comments)

Wednesday, August 17:

Stephen M. Walt: Lessons of Two Wars: We Will Lose in Iraq and Afghanistan

The 'Unfashionable' Matt Damon, Mensch of the Year

Crashing the Tea Party

BART's Misguided Actions (2 comments)

Tuesday, August 16:

Pepe Escobar: Blood on the Iraqi-Syrian tracks

Obama Expanded the War in the Middle East and Silenced the Anti-War Left - Ron Paul

Robert Dreyfuss: Rick Perry's Neocon Friends

Re-Examining the Arab Spring | STRATFOR

"Come Home America" Message Was Clear Winner at Iowa Straw Poll

The Higher-Education Bubble Has Popped

The Elusive Big Idea -

Stop Coddling the Super-Rich - Warren Buffet (1 comments)

Holding Rumsfeld Accountable -

When Do We Arrest the Tea Party?

Monday, August 15:

E.J. Dionne Jr. -- The new old Obama

Voices Faulting G.O.P. Economic Policies Growing Louder -

Tough-talking Texan tilting at White House

James Moore: "Why Rick Perry is headed for the White House" and Why the Perry/Palin Ticket Will Win (4 comments)

Billionaire Warren Buffett: Stop Coddling the Super-Rich

Steven Pearlstein: Blame for financial mess starts with the corporate lobby - The Washington Post

Magical Unrealism -

Children's Activities No Guarantee of Later Success -ALINA TUGEND

The freedom-seekers America ignores

Warren Buffet: Stop Coddling the Super-Rich

Paul Krugman: The Texas Unmiracle

Who Disrupts Pak-China Relations? - Shaukat

Sunday, August 14:

Matt Stoller: An excuse for slashing entitlements

Riots put U.K. rights at risk, says WikiLeaks' Assange

Shall We Make That 'US Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts'?

Financial Aftershocks With Precedent in History - James B Stewart

Did the GOP Steal the Wisconsin Recall Elections - A True Vote Analysis by Richard Charnin

The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (2 comments)

Frank Bruni: Adrift in Iowa -- Tired Rituals in Tough Times

Holding Rumsfeld Accountable (1 comments)

Rick Perry's Army of God

Saturday, August 13:


Why are we letting corporate Supremists steal our democracy from us?

John Dean: For all you need to know about Rupert Murdoch, look at his lawyers

Joe Nocera: Boycott Campaign Donations!

Charles M. Blow: Genuflecting to the Tea Party

Friday, August 12:

John Smith: Martial Law In America: Corporate Media Hints At Military Plans To Take On The American People During Domestic Civil Unr

Michael Moore

DeMint: Most Americans are anti-American (1 comments)

Bill Boyarsky: America Is a Spark Away From Riots of Its Own

Paul Krugman: The Hijacked Crisis

Why News Corp. Should Buy AOL |

How President Obama can best help the Democrats: by not running in 2012

Paul Krugman: The Hijacked Crisis

Thursday, August 11:

Obama Terror Doctrine - Pakistan Observer

John Smith: A short history of the London riot, by by John Rees and Lindsey German

There Is a Context to London's Riots that Can't Be Ignored

Team Is Just Another 4-Letter Word, by David Macaray (3 comments)

E.J. Dionne, Jr. -- Wisconsin recall: Conservatives win, liberals gain

How Right-Wing Extremist Rick Perry Passes Himself Off As A Regular Guy--And How That Could Win Him The GOP Nomination

Wednesday, August 10:

US Learns No Lesson - Shaukat

Dateline Today: Another Bailout Joins the Goofball Economy, by Robert Scheer

The London Riots- UK's Chickens Come Home to Roost by T.M. Elkins

The war without end is a war with hardly any news coverage

The GOP's Not-So-Super Committee

Katrina vanden Heuvel: We need a jobs bill, Mr. President

'Tar baby' is just more nasty GOP politics

Colbert: Global Warming Another Big Lie (humorous video)

How to make the best of the long malaise - Joseph Stiglitz

Do Budget Cuts Cause More Riots?

The U.S. Deserved Its Downgrade, by Stephen L. Carter (1 comments)

Tuesday, August 9:

John Smith: Greenspan Calls Unemployed Americans Dumb and Lazy, by Diogenes of Sinope (2 comments)

The Arab States and Syria -

Panic on the streets of London - Penny

patrice greanville: Barack Obama and the Debt Crisis: a Successful Con Game Explained | The Greanville Post

John Smith: Taliban lured US special forces into trap with false information (1 comments)

Me and Piers Morgan:Hacked and AttackedHow Morgan's Fabricated Story Almost Ruined This Reporter | Greg Palast

patrice greanville: Chris Hedges' Manifesto Against Corporate Power [VIDEO] | The Greanville Post

Massacre In Norway: Mossad Strikes Again Under "Lone Gunman' Cover - Azaziah

Past Time for a New Agenda -

Amy Fried, Ph.D.: Drew Westen: What Happened to Obama?

All eyes on Bachmann's Newsweek cover photo

John Smith: New Exposé Tracks ALEC-Private Prison Industry Effort to Replace Unionized Workers with Prison Labor, by Amy Goodman (2 comments)

Noam Chomsky: "America in Decline"

Monday, August 8:

Iceland's On-going Revolution - Stryker

The Israeli protest has turned into a revolution (3 comments)

Infowars Ireland Predicted SEAL Team 6 Demise - Gunny G

Actual good Michele Bachmann profile explains how incredibly radical her background is

Dead Men Don't Talk: US Navy Seals Destroyed to Cover Up Washington's Bin Laden Execution Hoax? - Cunningham (6 comments)

Promoters of Violence in Karachi - Shaukat

Ryan Lizza: The Transformation of Michele Bachmann

Credibility, Chutzpah and Deb Paul Krugman

John Smith: The Covert Origins of World War III -- US Special Operations Forces To Be Deployed In 120 Countries, By Nick Turse

E.J. Dionne Jr: Can America still lead?

The Secret Society Known as ALEC | Attendee WI Rep.Mark Pocan Reports On "CorporateMatch.Com" (1 comments)

Why We Hate Illegal Immigrants, Brian J. Foley

Don't Gut the S.E.C. -

Here's an Easy $100 Billion Cut -

The Hidden History of ALEC and Prison Labor

Paul Krugman: Credibility, Chutzpah and Debt (2 comments)

Taliban are modern-day version of Khmer Rouge - Husain

Sunday, August 7:

Bushonomics, The Meltdown's True Villain

What is this Tent Protest really about? - Abukhater (3 comments)

The dysfunction that lies at the very heart of American politics (2 comments)

Wikileaks Haiti: The Aristide Files (3 comments)

Republicans Pledge Allegiance to Grover Norquist Drowning the US Government in a Bathtub

What Happened to Obama's Passion?

A Dark American Turning Point

No Ordinary Kid

What Happened to Obama? (1 comments)

The Decade of Lost Children - Charles M Blow

Saturday, August 6:

America's reactionary feminists (1 comments)

Maureen Dowd: The Downgrade Blues

How Washington's politicians downgraded America; puts the USA below the UK, Germany, France, Singapore, Finland and 14 o (1 comments)

Lemonade tyranny

Struggle for Egypt Intensifies as Army Cracks Down- White

Friday, August 5:

Better Leave us Alone - the Nation (2 comments)

Jesus and the moneychangers, by J. R. Hyland

How Safe Are Medical Devices?

The Wrong Worries Paul Krugman

The Austrians Were Right, Yet Again by Jeffrey A. Tucker

David Sirota: The Bizarro FDR (2 comments)

Fox News Continues To Lie About Climate Change, Finds SpongeBob A Bit Confusing

How the Tea Party turned the media's 'liberal bias'

Think Medicaid is safe? Think again

Iceland's On-going Revolution

Thursday, August 4:

Paul Krugman: The Wrong Worries (1 comments)

Is Politics Pushing Us into Another Recession?, Hamid Zangeneh

David Corn: How Pelosi Saved Boehner's You-Know-What

The FAA Is Just the Beginning: Get Used to Being a Hostage

Nicholas D. Kristof: Seeking Balance on the Mideast

NYTimes Editorial: The FAA After Republicans

dan Lieberman

Wednesday, August 3:

Amy Fried, Ph.D.: Robert Reich: The Hostage Crisis Continues....

The Myth of the Voluntary Military (1 comments)

Stephen M. Walt: When Did the American Empire Start to Decline? (1 comments)

Understanding Obama's "War on Drugs" (1 comments)

Joe Nocera: The Tea Party's War on America

Maureen Dowd: Washington Chain Saw Massacre

Tuesday, August 2:

Hidden Agenda: The "Debt Crisis Plan" was to Strike a Blow at the National Social Safety Net by Shamus Cooke (1 comments)

The Tea Party's War on America - joe nocera

A President in Reverse

Keith Olbermann: The Four Great Hypocrisies of the Debt Deal

Doing Debt Ceiling Battle the FDR Way

David Corn: Obama's Hope-a-Dope Strategy

John Reed: The US-Al Qaeda Alliance: Bosnia, Kosovo and Now Libya. Washington's On-Going Collusion with Terrorists

George Monbiot -- How the Billionaires Broke the System (2 comments)

Did Bush Leave Us Bankrupt, Corrupt, Ungovernable? (1 comments)

Tea Party's War on America

End the Drug War: Face the New Jim Crow (Video) (3 comments)

Monday, August 1:

David Rothkopf : One -- largely ironic -- cheer for the proposed debt ceiling deal

Gollum and Smeagol on the debt deal | One Bipartisan Comm. to rule them all.... (1 comments)

If Congress Fails to Meet the Debt Deadline - Financial Advice for the Rest of Us, Brian J. Foley

Paul Krugman: The President Surrenders on Debt Ceiling (1 comments)


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